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Real Name Paul J Turner   
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Nickname UnderLord
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Description Born an Englishman, living in Australia, Self-employed, Life is Good!
I've been into electronics and computing since the Apple][ and the Intel 4004.
Still loving both jobs/hobbies!
Homepage http://
Signed On Aug 23, 2002, 22:54
Total Comments 523 (Apprentice)
User ID 13987
 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Official Announcement
1. Re: Risen 3 Official Announcement Feb 25, 2014, 18:49 UnderLord
 
Lawsuit in the making - http://risen3d.drdteam.org/  
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News Comments > Risen 3 Images Leaked?
24. Re: Risen 3 Images Leaked? Feb 24, 2014, 18:43 UnderLord
 
Pushing their luck with the name though, Risen3D is still very much alive and kicking!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
87. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 18:44 UnderLord
 
One of the few times I have read terrible news on Blues.
The only remedy for the sadness is well known to be lots of time.
Hudson had 13 pretty great years thanks to her family that you can remember all the good times from.

This comment was edited on Nov 26, 2013, 00:47.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
58. Re: Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One Nov 1, 2013, 23:27 UnderLord
 
Creston wrote:
Except reports are popping up that the ESRAM is terrible, and is the main reason why the Xbone is getting its ass handed to it by the PS4 on a pure performance level.

I remember when Bitboys Oy touted their wonderful 1999 EDRAM-based graphics cards (which turned out to be vaporware!) before ATI were lured into buying the company in 2006.
Guess why AMD/ATI hasn't bought out a wonderful EDRAM/ESRAM graphics card in the intervening 7 years...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
52. Re: Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One Nov 1, 2013, 00:37 UnderLord
 
Never forget that they are both memory-crippled next gen consoles.
They use shared CPU and GPU memory, much like Intel on-board graphics but made by AMD.
If main memory had even enough bandwidth for the CPU alone, CPUs wouldn't require THREE LEVELS of cache to keep the core fed.
The Xbox One will never compete in graphics or CPU performance with the PS4 because it uses 8GB of DDR3 RAM whereas the PS4 has 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.
And pretty soon everyone will see for themselves that this is true.
The developers do their work on consoles on beefy PCs - "You've never seen most games in their most powerful form anyway (when we work on them on our ninja dev PCs in 1080p 120fps with all the antialiasings and stuff turned on for shits and giggles)."
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
22. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 26, 2013, 22:48 UnderLord
 
Rubbish article, the PC saved the PC by being the only driver for ongoing desktop CPU and GPU development and investment.
Consoles don't support either, they are a snapshot of the past from the day they are released until they are superceded.

Now is my cunning plan revealed!
See all my arguments in one handy collection! :-)
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
37. Re: Crippled Next-Gen console architectures Oct 2, 2013, 02:39 UnderLord
 
I keep on saying it -
"All 'Unified memory' solutions sharing main memory with the GPu are a bloody disaster for both the CPU and GPU performance, and that includes consoles. It's just a penny pinching solution, nothing more."

If there was enough bandwidth and low enough latency between Main Memory and the CPU alone, we wouldn't need THREE damned levels of cache, now would we?

To think that bullshitting and changing the name to hUMA will fix anything and we can suddenly get uncompromised performance by making the same memory service the GPU too is insane.
And both 'next-gen' consoles are crippled the same way.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics
71. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 19:43 UnderLord
 
Btw, My 2006 prediction of AMD winning the console design wins this iteration is rather satisfying ;-)

All 'Unified memory' solutions sharing main memory with the GPu are a bloody disaster for both the CPU and GPU performance, and that includes consoles. It's just a penny pinching solution, nothing more.
Having said that, now that MS, Sony and Nintendo could get both GPU and CPU in a guaranteed interoperable form from the one company, what do you think of Nvidia and Intels chances in the next round of console development?
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics
70. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 18:44 UnderLord
 
I DID mention it Rather Often
Acer misses the point of the PC completely.
It is a CONTINUOUSLY evolving platform that provides the market and funding for ongoing development of the CPU, GPU and to a lesser extent, the rest of a PCs components.
A machine with a fixed spec is a console that has to have a stable period of years and won't fund development of next gen hardware until the next release, when the intervening development costs will be expected to be borne all at once by the purchasers.
And that plan just won't fly.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics
69. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 18:40 UnderLord
 
also Regarding Games Developers
Tim is just wrong!
Do you seriously think that the hardware manufacturers are going to work hard on the next generation console CPUs and Graphics, selling nothing to the PC gaming market in the meantime, and then have a selling-price fight with console makers who have to pay the whole development costs of the intervening 5 years or so?
Bollocks!
The hardware guys NEED the PC market, they don't have any option, consequently the software guys had better get their heads out of their arses and help keep the PC well supplied with cutting-edge games that drive and fund the hardware development, or the next-gen consoles will be pieces of shit with no significant improvements over this gen'.
Then no-one will buy them and Epic etc' can sit and look at the stack of unsold boxes of games for consoles no-one wants.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA: "No Longer Possible" for Consoles to Better PC Graphics
68. Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 18:36 UnderLord
 
I've explained this very thing long ago in 2008
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Actually, here's a thought, From one console generation to the next is usually a huge technology increment.
But that's not how the CPUs and GPUs are developed, they are the result of several smaller improvements in design and technology, each step paid for by sales of those incrementally improved products.
Without the PC as a gaming platform providing a market for those products to support this ongoing development, there wouldn't be compellingly better CPUs and GPUs for the next generation of consoles so either cycles would be MUCH longer and/or the next generation consoles more expensive as they have to pay for the new hardware development, or the market would be much less lucrative and not worthwhile.
So, I conclude that Consoles NEED PCs as gaming platforms and us PC gamers needn't worry at all.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: Orient Sep 3, 2013, 16:48 UnderLord
 
I'm sorry.
We didn't mean to do it.
It was an Occident.
Now I must rush off for a spot of Orienteering.
It's from the Latin 'oriens' and just means 'East'. stfd and stfu mr Lo, you're embarrassing all of us Australians, which IF you embraced more than being Asian, would make this a non-issue for you.
 
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News Comments > Morphopolis Alpha Access
4. Re: Morphopolis Alpha Access Aug 12, 2013, 16:24 UnderLord
 
...(the fact sheet says it's due this summer, but the bottom of the page says Q4 2013)...

For half of the world, those aren't mutually exclusive you know.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Samsung’s 3D Vertical NAND Set to Improve NAND Densities Aug 7, 2013, 00:34 UnderLord
 
Too Little, Way Too Late - Upstart's 'FLASH KILLER' chips pack a terabyte per tiny layer  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Thermal Compounds Jun 30, 2013, 05:31 UnderLord
 
Starting the investigation in 2011 was a bit late for such a presumably hot topic. ;-)
Dan looked at alternatives way back in 2002 - Thermal transfer compound comparison
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 30, 2013, 22:05 UnderLord
 
It's called paper, you read it then burn it.  
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News Comments > Alien Spidy Trailer
3. Re: Alien Spidy Trailer Jan 30, 2013, 22:02 UnderLord
 
Well, it could have been Commander Keen, or Jill of the Jungle, or Vinyl Goddess from Mars, all much the same story.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 30, 2013, 21:59 UnderLord
 
So, you can only contribute to the games debate if you know sod-all about it.
A debate specifically made for politicians, obviously.
 
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News Comments > Alien Spidy Trailer
1. Re: Alien Spidy Trailer Jan 26, 2013, 19:10 UnderLord
 
"The cute, six-legged protagonist in Alien Spidy will have to manoeuvre past lazy sloths, needle-shooting hedgehogs, ravenous fish, and pesky mosquitos in order to save his friend Virgi, collect lost parts of his space craft, and return to his home planet."

That sounds like Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure with more legs instead of suckers.
 
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News Comments > Atari U.S. Files for Bankruptcy
17. Re: Atari U.S. Files for Bankruptcy Jan 21, 2013, 20:07 UnderLord
 
I think it is definitely for the best that Atari folds now before they tarnish even more the few fond memories we have of them with gambling for real cash and creating more misery in gambling addicts's lives.  
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